Wednesday, January 24, 2007

CNR Every where:the final frontier

I have been away a long time...

Happy New Year. “2007” And yes people it is a happy year. CNR for the masses.... is what I read at
grassrootsos (Life without Windows or OS X)

For those who don”t know...Linspire/Freespire uses a program called Click-N-Run (CNR) to perform software and system management. This program is a pleasure to use. All the software that an average user could think of installing is provided in CNR with ease of use. Heres the good news; Linspire announced today that it plans to expand its CNR ("Click 'N Run") digital download and software management service to support multiple desktop Linux distributions beyond Linspire/ Freespire, initially adding Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu, using both .deb and .rpm packages. And, the standard CNR service will remain free.

This bit of good news comes on the heels of last month when key people in the Linux software packaging world and ISVs (independent software vendors) got together in Berlin, Germany to discuss the future of Linux application packaging. The group decided to create a bridge between the various software package installment programs that the Linux distributions support and what the ISVs need to support Linux. will allow users of other Linux distros the opportunity to purchase commercial products and services, such as "legally-licensed" DVD players, Sun's StarOffice, Win4Lin Pro, CodeWeavers's CrossOver, and TransGaming's Cedega. CNR's commercial software offerings currently span various categories, including media playback, personal and business productivity, finances, virtualization, development tools, and games.

Many people I know in Saint Louis, MO (USA) are quite happy with the Freespire's way of doing things. they want and have to have an easy way to install the likes of Gaim, Kopete, gimp, DigiKam, OpenOffice, Firefox, amarok, Xmms. With CNR, Linspire/Freespire users get clear, easy-to-understand product pages, including: Screenshots of programs, user reviews of the programs, description, versions, specs, file size, you name it. It must be the job of all Linux users every where to spread the word about Linux, Linspire and CNR on desktops. It is up to all of us to show people why they don't need to update thier hardware, for an o/s they don't need. when there is a choice, and alternative which does all this stuff, quicker, and smoother, than what they have now.

About CNR ("Click 'N Run")

CNR, short for “Click 'N Run,” is a technology developed by Linspire, Inc., which allows desktop Linux users to find, install, uninstall, manage, and keep updated thousands of software programs on their Linux computers, all with just one click.
Users also get a powerful way to manage their entire software library, with advanced features, such as customizable "aisles" where you can install entire groups of software with a single click.

About Linspire, Inc.

Linspire, Inc. ( was founded in 2001 to bring choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system for home, school, and business users. Linspire pioneered CNR ("Click 'N Run") Technology, which allows Linspire users access to thousands of software programs, each of which can be downloaded and installed with just one mouse click. The thousands of software titles available in the CNR Warehouse ( include full office and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo management software, accounting tools, and more.

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